Mother and son, Maggie and Jake, are outta’ the shelter! They got ADOPTED! This special senior pair arrived at the shelter after their owner passed away. And they waited for quite some time at the shelter. Thankfully, Maggie and Jake’s story was featured on SSD where it was shared many times by all of YOU! And then picked up by several media sources. The story finally made it’s way back right where it started, in Des Moines, Iowa. A local family saw their story and zipped right over to scoop this pair up. Maggie and Jake have hit retirement jackpot!
Their new mom Tinneal wrote, “The dogs all are getting along great. Champ, our big yellow lab had cancer, and he had to be put down as of Monday. The rottie is a senior as well. I had taken my daughter who is 13 years old to pick out a puppy to adopt, and she picked a senior instead. I had originally asked about Maggie and Jake at the end of April. Then I saw the story again and I knew they just had to be here.
I very much trust my vet and I know she will help me with any questions I have at all. Jake weighed in at 62 pounds when I took him in. So we have increased his food intake and we have also increased his insulin to see if that will help. I have put both of them on glucosamine for their joints. Our house is full of love, and as the vet and I joked, I have opened a nursing home!
Maggie loves to sleep behind my computer chair while I am working! And Jake loves playing with his blue ball the shelter sent with him. I bought them all dog pillows and they won’t use them, haha. It bothers me that people over look the #seniors because they are the best! Yes, Jake is having accidents at night in the house but I think it’s because he isn’t regulated yet. Once we get his insulin on track he will be great! You can have that with a puppy or an adult dog. We are the ones who are blessed to be able to adopt them. They save me. They keep me humble. They are the ones that inspire me. Even when my baby Champ was in so much pain and having trouble breathing he still wagged his tail every time he seen me or I talked to him. That is true love and that’s why I do this, because they never stop giving!” ❤️ #thegoodlife
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